The heart-shaped face is soft and sultry. Often called an inverted triangle (particularly if it doesn’t have a widow’s peak) this shape is widest at the forehead and narrows towards the jaw and chin. If you know that you have a heart-shaped face then you might already know the best bangs, haircuts and textures for your hair but you might not have covered the best updo’s.
Updo’s for any face shape can be tricky. For a heart-shaped face you want to make sure that they don’t make your forehead look wider but that can be a difficult task with an updo. You also want to avoid hairstyles that are flat and slicked back.
Here are the best updo hairstyles for a heart-shaped face:
High Chignon for your Face Shape
A bun in the middle of your head or slightly higher is a great way to create balance with your face shape. It’s important to have that teased volume in the front to avoid slicking down your hair and emphasizing your larger forehead.
Loose Wavy Updo for a Heart Shaped Face
Wavy texture is one of the best ways to create balance with heart shaped faces and that doesn’t change just because you’ve thrown it up. A wavy updo that is voluminous, loose and left low will create perfect balance by adding width around your chin and length to your heart-shaped face. For that special occasion you may also consider a more formal wavy updo hairstyle for your wedding day.
If you have a heart-shaped face then you might already know that a bob is one of the best hairstyles for you. It creates width right at your chin and wavy texture is ideal to soften and disguise a wide forehead. But, if you love your hair then you’re not cutting it off but you could create a faux bob updo to get a flawless look for the perfect occasion.
Face Framing Pieces
You can pull off just about every updo if you leave a few loose stands of hair out to frame your face. These will help disguise your wide forehead, draw attention downward towards your eyes and also create a little width near the narrower points of your face shape.
Heavy Side-Swept Style
Side-swept bangs (and a bob) are the absolute perfect hairstyle for a heart-shaped face. They draw attention to the side and away from the narrow chin and also hide that large or wide forehead and even disguise the common widows peak. But, bangs are a lot of maintenance and you might not be up for that commitment. If you have side-swept bangs then simply leave them down for your updo’s but if you don’t, you can create the illusion of them with a dramatic side-swept part.